West Road Concert Hall
Thu 21 - Sat 23 February
Cambridge University Opera Society


Georges Bizet

1980s Seville. Carmen declares that any person she loves should beware. However, even she is unprepared for what will happen when she decides to seduce Don José, an army corporal who initially appears uninterested in her charms. Don José soon abandons his sweetheart Micaëla and his army job for Carmen, and joins her and her smuggler friends in the mountains. But Carmen quickly wearies of Don José's possessiveness. When she turns her attentions to the dashing toreador Escamillo, Don José's jealousy erupts into violence.

This ambitious production, performed in the original French (with English subtitles) with full orchestra, will bring together some of Cambridge University's finest musicians, actors and dancers to create a truly spectacular evening.

Content Warning
Please note this performance will contain smoke/haze effects as well as scenes of violence and sexual assault which may be unsuitable for younger viewers.


Thu 21 February at 7:45pm
Fri 22 February at 7:45pm
Sat 23 February at 1:30pm
Sat 23 February at 7:45pm


165 minutes


West Road Concert Hall


£16, Concession £12, Student £8

West Road Concert Hall is one of Cambridge's premier music venues. Ideally situated only minutes' walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King's College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.

Please note there is restricted viewing from some of the balcony seating.


Three wheelchair spaces are available in the concert hall with easy access at ground floor level throughout the building.

The main entrance to the venue has a double width door, with a push button for automatic opening.



West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
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21 February 7:45pm – 10:30pm approx 7:45pm – 10:30pm approx Buy tickets
22 February 7:45pm – 10:30pm approx 7:45pm – 10:30pm approx Buy tickets
23 February 1:30pm – 4:15pm approx 1:30pm – 4:15pm approx Buy tickets
23 February 7:45pm – 10:30pm approx 7:45pm – 10:30pm approx Buy tickets